Government energy management programs and associated supporting measures and drivers can effectively stimulate energy efficiency improvements in industry.
Energy management programs (EnMPs) are policies and initiatives that encourage companies to adopt energy management systems.
Systematic energy management is one of the most effective approaches to improve energy efficiency in industries, because it equips companies with practices and procedures to continuously make improvements and capture new opportunities. An energy management system (EnMS) is a collection of procedures and practices to ensure the systematic tracking, analysis and planning of energy use in industry.
Elements of Energy Management Programs
Energy management programs play an important role in showing that improving energy efficiency is not only compatible with – but can also drive – profitable business development.
EnMPs may have a combination of different elements to encourage and support companies in implementing energy management systems. These elements may include linkages with wider policies and incentives. Energy review and benchmarking tools assist companies in identifying energy efficiency opportunities, defining targets and establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) within their EnMSs. Training, networking events, and case studies ensure companes can learn from best practice approaches.
This Policy Pathway Energy Management Programmes for Industry- Gaining through saving, jointly produced by the International Energy Agency and the Institute for Industrial Productivity, develops the critical steps for policy makers implementing energy management programmes for industry.